- UFC 142
Terry Etim to fight Edson Barboza at UFC 142
Terry Etim did not waste any time in defeating Eddie Faaloloto at UFC 138, and the UFC has been similarly rapid in arranging the Brit's next contest, sealing a bout with Edson Barboza at UFC 142.
Etim walked away with $70,000 after securing Submission of the Night inside 17 seconds against Faaloloto, sparking the instant question: Who next?
Before Etim's 19-month layoff the lightweight had been heading for a clash with Joe Lauzon, and that is the level to which he wants to return as soon as possible.
Barboza represents a thrilling test. Like Etim the Brazilian loves to strike, and he is currently 9-0 in his MMA career and 3-0 for the UFC. Two of those wins have earned Fights of the Night honours, and he is credited with some of the nastiest leg kicks in the UFC.
Barboza's last win came against Ross Pearson, so Etim can claim a measure of revenge for his compatriot come January 14 in Brazil. Sam Stout v Thiago Tavares has also been added to the card.
UFC 142 is headlined by Jose Aldo's featherweight title defence against Chad Mendes. The card also features Vitor Belfort v Anthony Johnson.